Working from home often means to work more and longer on the computer and forget to make a few exercises during the working time. But if you want to stay fit in your home office, it is important to take care of yourself and do not forget to stretch and relax the overstrained muscles.
Don’t Forget to Drink
Having a few cups of coffee does not mean that your body got enough liquids. You need to drink 1,5-2 litres of water to maintain all body functions. Water helps to stabilize the metabolism and improve your concentration. With the help of water, toxins can be eliminated via the intestines, kidneys, lungs, and skin. A fluid loss of just two percent of body weight can significantly reduce the performance of the entire organism. Place your drinks in central locations in a clearly visible position at work or at home. This will remind you to drink regularly. Whether you use a glass carafe, drinking bottle or a nice glass – pretty accessories with a beautiful features or funny prints increase your drinking motivation for sure. If you need more flavour, you can add slices of lemon or orange into the water. With herbs like mint, thyme, or rosemary your taste buds will be changed.
The lack of movement caused by the prolonged sitting, has a negative impact on muscle activity, puts a strain on the intervertebral discs, impairs blood circulation, and the oxygen supply to all organs. So, do not forget to do a few exercises during hours of work. Experts advise to try the dynamic sitting that means changing the posture and position of your body throughout your day. When you sit static, the abdominal muscles subconsciously relax and the core becomes weak, leading to a decrease in support throughout the spine. Whereas dynamic sitting implies that continuous movement while sitting is extremely beneficial. You can sit on a stability ball or do a few exercises in a sitting position: roll your neck, circle your hips and don’t forget to change a position of your legs.
The Importance of Exercise
Sometimes the simplest solution is to take a break, stand up and walk around. Set a goal for every hour you sit at your desk and take 10 minutes to get up and move. You can stroll around your home, go to the mailbox, or take a few steps on the terrace. Doing a few stretches will cost you just few minutes, but you will feel refreshed and ready to go on. Stretches that open your chest, hips, and lungs are the best way for improving circulation and even for detoxing your body.
Sticking to proteins, fruits and vegetables is the best way to keep your metabolism healthy, your gut healthy, and your digestive system on track amidst the stress. Fresh natural yoghurt is a great way to improve the digestion system because yoghurt contains a lot of calcium and has a probiotic effect because of active lactic acid bacteria. These bacteria are important to strength the intestinal flora and the immune system.